masters GPA cutoffs?
Having failed to land a dev position last 6 months, i have applied to various cs masters programs, actually got my first reject letter today.This has me worried, as think the bar has gone up, as many people are now going back to school because of the economy.Any people have ideas about cutoff GPAs? My undergrad is a cs degree with 3.55 gpa, is this generally enough to get into a decent masters program?How about other poeple's experiences?
Good Grad schools don't have GPA cut-offs or cut-offs of any kind. Where have you been.
It's all about who you know. The good master's programs usually require good recommendations from people that they know. That usually involves having done some research for a professor (with contacts) as an undergrad.
Read this thread:
What do people do for recommendations when they got undergraduate degree a long time ago? I've been pondering this lately since I'm planning to go back for a Masters but I got my BS 12 years ago.
Getting into a MS program depends on GPA . GRE scores, Subject GRE Scores, Refernce, if you have done any research, and most importantly size and talent of the applicant pool.
Nick, why don't you try tracing your old Profs?
Prakash, I know that GRE and prof recommendations count, but forgetting all that is 3.55 enough for a middle tier school as a range?
yeah, sounds decent enough.
Actually I am finding my gpa with advanced 3rd and 4th year cs courses are around 3.7, I really messed up some 2ooo courses which kind of screwed it up!
What is 'middle-tier' to you? Schools ranked 10-20 in USNews? Who rejected you? Did they tell you why? If not, you might consider calling them up and asking how you could improve your chances for next year.
Fog Creek Home